One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a senate.as title ‘Senator Vandenburg’
- ‘Kildare could have four senators as members of the new Upper House as the contest tension heightens.’
- ‘It will apply to new members and senators voted in at the next election.’
- ‘Both Democratic and Republican senators treated him with impatience bordering on contempt.’
- ‘Elected a Communist senator, he was forced to flee Chile after the passage of a law that made the party illegal.’
- ‘Whether senators could withstand the political heat from such a stand is of course another matter.’
- ‘In contrast to that highly democratic method, senators were to be chosen by the legislature of each state.’
- ‘The president has reached out to over 80 United States senators in a bipartisan way.’
- ‘Privately, many senators and congressmen have a similar feeling.’
- ‘What is the perception there on Capitol Hill amongst the congressmen and the senators?’
- ‘The class systems from highest to lowest were the senators, councilmen and their families.’
- ‘She was first introduced as one of nine female Democrat senators.’
- ‘Labor, Green and Democrat senators moved a motion on October 16 supporting the strike.’
- ‘Both Republican and Democratic senators said they would raise the issue.’
- ‘If an absolute majority of members and senators of the joint sitting vote in favour of the deadlock bill, it would become law.’
- ‘Unlike state senators, House members are not required to make their receipts public.’
- ‘The Prime Minister appoints the senators in the Upper Chamber, and the judges of the Supreme Court.’
- ‘He made his horse a Roman senator, complete with golden stall and senatorial robes.’
- ‘What would you say if we told you we have a way to add as many as eight new Republican senators to Congress?’
- ‘By contrast, the legitimacy of Congressmen, senators, and the president lies solely in their election.’
- ‘The new Republican senators represent a further shift to the right within the Republican delegation.’
A Lord of Session.
leader, elder, senior figure, patriarch, guiding light, officialView synonyms
- ‘After becoming a judge (Senator of the College of Justice and Lord of Session) in 1970, he succeeded Lord Clyde as Lord Justice General.’
- ‘He was an advocate, and became a Senator of the College of Justice and a Lord of Justiciary, taking the title of Lord Pitmeddon, in 1677.’
Middle English (denoting a member of the ancient Roman senate): from Old French senateur, from Latin senator (see senate).
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